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Dennis “Hot Ott” J. Ottney

Posted By Scott Hanes On October 14, 2018 @ 3:45 pm In Obituaries | 19 Comments

Dennis “Hot Ott” J. Ottney, 59 of Fremont, OH passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Bellevue Hospital. He was born on March 11, 1959 in Fremont, OH to Dennis L. and Mary Ann (Strausbaugh) Ottney.

Dennis married Kim Wood on October 30, 1976 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fremont, OH and she survives. He was a press operator for Whirlpool for thirty years before he retired. Dennis was very involved with the local live music scene. He enjoyed going to the races with his family. Being creative, making many things and tinkering was a big part of his life but above all, he was a family man.

Dennis is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Kim Ottney; sons, Justin (Francine Eversole) Ottney, Findlay, OH, Shane Ottney, Fremont, OH; siblings, Danny (Rhonda) Ottney, Mark (Emily) Ottney, both of Fremont, OH, Marty Ottney, Michelle (John) Franz, both of Cleveland, OH; grandchildren, Cassandrah, Tyler, Shane, Autumn Ottney and Breanna Lee; great granddaughter, Scarlett Ottney.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Travis Ottney and his brother, Tony Ottney.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home with his service beginning at 5:00 p.m. Certified Funeral Celebrant Susann Robitski Zimmerman will be officiating.

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#1 Condolence By Traci Nickelson On October 14, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

There were very few people out there like Ott, loved him dearly and he and his family are a large part of my family and our lives. You will be missed and we’ll see you someday rocking Heaven with the volume too Loud. Love Traci, Tim, Gabi, and Chico

#2 Condolence By Beth Berglands On October 14, 2018 @ 6:55 pm

Kim, I am so sorry to hear this! I’ve been thinking about you nonstop the last few days. I will keep you all in my prayers. If you ever need anything, please let us know. I think the world of you Kim!

#3 Condolence By Kim Fenske On October 14, 2018 @ 8:14 pm

Kim so sorry for your loss there is nothing I can say to make it hurt less. I love you, and if there is anything I can do, please let me know.
MY heart is heavy because We all grew up together. He was an awesome person. RIH Denny you will be greatly missed.

#4 Condolence By john and linda mills On October 14, 2018 @ 9:15 pm

Prayers from the mills family helena , ohio we’ll miss ya bud.

#5 Condolence By Elida and Mike Risner On October 14, 2018 @ 9:58 pm

Our deepest sympathy to all the family during this time of grief. .prayers

#6 Condolence By Pat Harger On October 14, 2018 @ 10:57 pm

Never forget get you buddy.. You were always smiles when I seen you.. Rven at that place of work .. Prayers and hugs to the family and until we meet again .. love ya buddy!! God Speed

#7 Condolence By Cindy Zimmerman On October 15, 2018 @ 1:50 am

God speed for your Family. You always worked well no matter what the task. You & your family will be together again soon. God Bless you Again.

#8 Condolence By Judy Pump On October 15, 2018 @ 6:14 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you. Peace and love to all of you.

#9 Condolence By Robin Ridley Joseph On October 15, 2018 @ 10:21 pm

So sorry for your loss ,Kim and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

#10 Condolence By galen On October 16, 2018 @ 12:36 am

My friend, you will be so missed, God bless you and the one’s who are left behind, and please let them know your in peace and in a better place with no heartaches. A great man with a big heart with know complaints. 🙂 you will be missed

#11 Condolence By Mick Wolf On October 16, 2018 @ 12:58 am

R.I.P. to one of the best sound guys this area has ever had. But beyond that, Ott was a very down to earth and friendly kind of individual. I can not imagine the grief his family is experiencing right now, and I pray that The Lord will give them strength.

#12 Condolence By Alison Minnich On October 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm

Denny and I went thru school together. He was a kind soul who put family first. My heart goes out to his family and especially Denny’s wife Kim. We will miss him and his passion for music. Gone way too soon for all left behind.

Alison White-Minnich

#13 Condolence By Belinda On October 16, 2018 @ 3:11 pm

Denny was a one of a kind guy You knew he loved his family, enjoyed life and his Rock and roll! Thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family. I know he will be missed by many every day.

#14 Condolence By Dianne C On October 16, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

So sorry for your families loss. “Ott” never let you pass at work without saying, “hi. How have you been?” I worked with him in different areas over many years.

#15 Condolence By Mark Weiker On October 16, 2018 @ 9:16 pm

Such great times through the years. Lots of memories. We will miss Hot Ott. Prayers for Kim and the family.

#16 Condolence By Vickey Nelsen On October 17, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

Knew you guys when you first started dating. you had a good and strong connection with each other. May God keep your connection strong even now. God Bless you Kim and all the Ottney family.
RIP Dennis

#17 Condolence By Paul and De Cooper On October 17, 2018 @ 3:56 pm

So sorry for the Ottney family for their loss denny was a wonderful and fun guy prayers for the family from the Cooper family

#18 Condolence By Chris valdez On October 17, 2018 @ 11:11 pm

Omg we had so much fun at WHIRLPOOL back in th 80s 90s. Specialy when we packed up are boys and took of on Friday 2 Attica then fremont. All the speedweeks and Eldora lol I use 2 sneak up on him at work when he was grinding a bad spot out of a basket and scare him untill one time he hit me with the grinder lol And I can’t think of the WUZZ BAND AND NOT THINK OF YOU MY FRIEND JUST SEEN YOU WALKING YOUR DOG CPL MNTH AGO AND THOUGHT U LOOKED GREAT..KIM I WISH I WOULD HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH WITH U GUY’S TAKE CARE KIM AND BOYS WILL B THINKING OF YOU

#19 Condolence By David “Killer” Keller On October 19, 2018 @ 6:47 pm

My sincere heartfelt condolences to the family. Rock In Peace my Brother, tell Guyzer, Bro. Bill, Cubby, Frenchy, Tyner, etc. I’ll be seein’ y’alls real soon…

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